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View Poll Results: Audio Media Player Application of the Year
amaroK 45 11.57%
Aqualung 3 0.77%
aTunes 0 0%
Audacious 50 12.85%
Banshee 16 4.11%
Clementine 47 12.08%
cmus 8 2.06%
DeaDBeef 16 4.11%
Exaile 1 0.26%
gmusicbrowser 2 0.51%
MOC 8 2.06%
MPD 18 4.63%
mpg123 7 1.80%
mpg321 1 0.26%
Nightingale 1 0.26%
Quod Libet 5 1.29%
RhythmBox 16 4.11%
Sonata 1 0.26%
VLC 120 30.85%
XMMS 19 4.88%
XMMS2 5 1.29%
Pragha 0 0%
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Old 01-11-2015, 08:46 AM   #31
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Isn't VLC clumsy to use when playing a large collection of music? Ditto for mplayer? I've used them both for playing streams from the internet and mpd but I couldn't see myself trying to use them to play all my music in a random order, for example, or to search for particular tracks and play them.
This isn't a criticism, by the way, just wondering whether I'm missing something with these two applications as music players.
 
Old 01-12-2015, 04:58 PM   #32
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I still use MOC and I like but I hear many people saying that MPD is even better so I'm going to give it a try someday.
Interesting. I used to use mpd. Now I use MOC and think it is the better choice _unless_ you really need client/server model (and why would you for desktop use case?).

That said, on the rare ocassions I want/need a gui, Deadbeef excels at high fidelity audio. 99% of the time, I'm using MOC though and voting accordingly.

One of the attractions to these polls is also finding out about new stuff I don't know - to which end I'm going to have to at take at least a cursory gander at pragha.

Edit: and after cursory look, warrants further investigation. Check it out.

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Old 01-15-2015, 12:59 PM   #33
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It's still mplayer, I don't care if it isn't listed!
I agree - the only player I use for audio is mplayer...
 
Old 01-15-2015, 01:19 PM   #34
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I agree - the only player I use for audio is mplayer...
Are you able to answer my above question? I ask it in all sincerity as, obviously, I'm happy we all get to choose what we use and I havn't a bad word to say about mplayer.
 
Old 01-15-2015, 01:55 PM   #35
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Isn't VLC clumsy to use when playing a large collection of music? Ditto for mplayer? I've used them both for playing streams from the internet and mpd but I couldn't see myself trying to use them to play all my music in a random order, for example, or to search for particular tracks and play them.
This isn't a criticism, by the way, just wondering whether I'm missing something with these two applications as music players.
A script would do the trick. But to be honest,
I am weird and don't usually playback from a large collection
like that. I like to pick a song manually.

And many times I will play that song 2-4 times in a row
before changing songs

VLC I know has playlist functionality though
 
Old 01-15-2015, 02:07 PM   #36
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A script would do the trick. But to be honest,
I am weird and don't usually playback from a large collection
like that. I like to pick a song manually.

And many times I will play that song 2-4 times in a row
before changing songs

VLC I know has playlist functionality though
As I suspected, different usage patterns. If I want to just play a sound or video file I will either mplayer on the command line or open it in VLC -- as mentioned I use both.
So glad to be commenting here instead of in a "how Windows Media Player is great!!!" thread.
 
Old 01-15-2015, 08:00 PM   #37
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Open Cubic Player
 
Old 01-17-2015, 02:47 PM   #38
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XMMS. Easy to switch back and forth between USB headphones and in-built speakers. Also, it sounds better? I don't why.
 
Old 01-17-2015, 03:51 PM   #39
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I use mplayer.
 
Old 01-17-2015, 03:56 PM   #40
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A lot of votes for mplayer. Obviously it should have been included
 
Old 01-18-2015, 12:57 AM   #41
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Thought to vote VLC but Mplayer took me away from voting.. The best console based and gui player than VLC for MPlayer
 
Old 01-18-2015, 08:32 AM   #42
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Interesting. I used to use mpd. Now I use MOC and think it is the better choice _unless_ you really need client/server model (and why would you for desktop use case?).
I hope that mpd would give a possibility to do this:

I have a collection of music on my home desktop. I go on a trip with my laptop. I connect to the desktop using ssh and mount music directory using sshfs. I have mpd server installed on the desktop. I start mpd client on my laptop and point it to the desktop server. mpd on laptop starts exactly in the same place I left it on the desktop - the same song is opened, current playlist is showed. After coming back home I start mpd client on my desktop and again, I got everything in place just like I left in on my laptop. It would act similar to GNU screen. I already use GNU screen and fx sync to not to make feel lost after coming back home and staring on my desktop and wondering "where the heck is everything that happened in last 3 weeks?"
 
Old 01-24-2015, 08:41 AM   #43
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If VLC is on the list, i really think Mplayer should get a mention.
I tend to listen to single tracks in VLC, but when it comes to a music session, i use Clementine. The lyric feature is a little behind Audacious, but i very much enjoy the simple elegant and yet logical interface. For that reason i vote for Clementine once again.
 
Old 01-24-2015, 09:18 AM   #44
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I hope that mpd would give a possibility to do this:

I have a collection of music on my home desktop. I go on a trip with my laptop. I connect to the desktop using ssh and mount music directory using sshfs. I have mpd server installed on the desktop. I start mpd client on my laptop and point it to the desktop server. mpd on laptop starts exactly in the same place I left it on the desktop - the same song is opened, current playlist is showed. After coming back home I start mpd client on my desktop and again, I got everything in place just like I left in on my laptop. It would act similar to GNU screen. I already use GNU screen and fx sync to not to make feel lost after coming back home and staring on my desktop and wondering "where the heck is everything that happened in last 3 weeks?"
"Just because I could" I rent a shoutcast stream then pipe mpd running on my Raspberry Pi to it so that I can SSH in from my phone or a laptop, start mpd with ncmpcpp, then listen to the stream. The only downside is that only ogg and mp3 are suPported by the shoutcast server I use -- withon my home I stream FLAC from mpd on the Pi, on occasion.
 
Old 01-24-2015, 02:31 PM   #45
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Smile The Best Media Player

Hands down. Clementine is the best by far. There is nothing that I have found that it will not do. Tons of internet stations and poster art that I enjoy for hours. #1
 
  


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